Electrical Technician for Oil-filled transformers (SY-EPC-HPC-2022-95-LD)

Employer
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
competitive
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

Job Details

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Job Description

Introduction

Are you willing to become a key player in high power systems? Join CERN’s Electrical Power Converter Group (EPC) and leave your mark on the development and operation of the electrical systems for CERN's particle accelerators. Take part!

You will join the Accelerator Systems Department (SY), which is responsible for the beam-related technical systems of the CERN accelerators. The SY teams design, build and operate equipment systems in all CERN accelerators, and are engaged in ambitious forward-looking R&D programmes.

The Electrical Power Converter Group (EPC) in the Systems Department (SY) is responsible for the electrical power systems for the entire CERN accelerator complex.

You will join the High Power Converter Section (SY-EPC-HPC), responsible for the high-power power systems in the range between 1 MW and 150 MW.

Functions

As an Electrical Technician for Oil-filled transformers, you will participate in the operation and maintenance of electrical installations and power transformers. In this context, you will:

  • Be in charge of commissioning, operation and maintenance of oil-filled or cast-resin type power transformers;
  • Supervise contractor’s activities working at CERN, for the installation, maintenance and renovation of power transformers;
  • Specify the requirements and study the mechanical and electrical integration of new transformers on existing transformer pits;
  • Carry out the low-voltage electrical tests on the power transformer during maintenance or commissioning phase, such as interlock or protection relay tests;
  • Propose and implement measures for environmental protection;
  • Participate in fault finding and corrective interventions.

Qualifications

Higher technical diploma or equivalent relevant experience in the field of electrical engineering or power electronics or a related field.

Experience:

  • Experience of installation and commissioning of electrical equipment or power transformers;
  • Experience of maintenance and operation of electrical equipment or power transformers;
  • Initial experience in the creation of electrical circuit diagrams and mechanical 3-D drawings;
  • Initial experience of technical supervision of personnel or supervision of a work-site.

Technical competencies:

  • Construction, test and commissioning of electrical circuits and networks;
  • Construction, test and installation of electromechanical equipment and systems;
  • Operation and maintenance of electrical circuits and networks;
  • Operation and maintenance of electrical machines.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations;
  • Working in teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities;
  • Communicating effectively: ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented;
  • Demonstrating flexibility: readily accepting new tasks or work/projects.

Language skills:

  • Spoken and written English or French: basic knowledge of the other language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 04.10.2022 by noon.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.

Job grade: 3-4

Job reference: SY-EPC-HPC-2022-95-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Electrical Technician

Company

CERN profile imageAt CERN, physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles – to probe the underlying structure of the universe.

Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organization. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People at CERN are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition, and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organization.

History is being made at CERN – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

Why work for us
Today, CERN employs more than 2500 people, and if you visit us you will find more than 2500 different reasons why CERN is such a great place to work. Six key reasons that we believe will make you love working here are: challenge; purpose; imagination; integrity; collaboration; and quality of life.

What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs the very best talent in every part of our organization. If you’re interested in joining our technical or support teams, or if you’re an engineer or professional in any area from mechanics to accounting, this is more than an opportunity to develop your career. It’s an opportunity to develop knowledge and science on a global scale. In fact, it’s an opportunity like nowhere else on Earth.

Training and development
One of the four pillars of CERN’s mission is education: training the scientists of tomorrow. CERN offers various student and graduate programmes for all disciplines, ranging from engineering to administration, and operates a dedicated training programme for all staff joining the organization to ensure continued learning and development.

Student and graduate schemes
CERN offers summer student, technical student and administrative student opportunities, as well as fellowships and the Technician Training Experience.

The aim of these programmes is to provide a fantastic, enriching springboard for career development in CERN’s unique environment.


Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
c.2500 staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

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Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

How to apply
Apply online at careers.cern

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +41 22 76 63 786
E-mail recruitment.service@cern.ch
careers.cern

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Website
Telephone
+41 22 76 63 786
Location
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23
Switzerland

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